- In six seasons as an NFL player, Houston Texans wide receiver and former Oregon State star Brandin Cooks has been traded three times. It’s an odd mark for the former first-round pick, who averages 67 catches per year. But in his first public comment since his move to the Texans, Cooks said that his series of transactions shows that he’s “wanted” and still “valued at a high level.” Agree or disagree, it’s quite a strange way of seeing things, even for the biggest optimist.
- The always unique and interesting folks over at Pacific Takes are using the world’s last great video game in NCAA Football ‘14 to re-create the 2019 college football season virtually and with their most recent comeback win over Colorado, Oregon State is now 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in league play. Strong games by quarterback Jake Luton and running back Jermar Jefferson were expected in the Beavers virtual win, but a strong day from tight end Isaiah Smalls was quite the surprise.
- Oregon State basketball currently has one of the messiest scholarship situations for next season as no matter what way you look at it, they’re already sitting over the limit. But just a few days ago, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported that Seton Hall transfer Anthony Nelson listed the Beavers in his top five final schools. If you’re confused, don’t worry...so are we.
Source: Seton Hall transfer Anthony Nelson has cut his list to the following programs.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 28, 2020
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- NBC Sports Northwest has spent some of their quarantine time hanging with the Tinkle family, in a series of really interesting videos that show how awesome of a family they truly are. After getting the small talk covered in the first week or so, they’ve now dug into the real gritty questions like in most competitive athletic households, does Tres get his basketball skills from mom or dad? The website also chronicles a short piece about Wayne Tinkle’s daught Elle, a former Gonzaga player, who as a nurse is working on the front lines during this current COVID-19 pandemic.
- And finally, a unique program from the Oregon State athletic department is the “Virtual Beaver State Tour”, which will give fans the chance to connect via a series of Zoom webinars to connect with all of the program’s head coaches from May 7th-May 21st. Registration is required to receive admission to the webinars and all fans are encouraged to sign-up and ask any questions they may have.